from the Friends of the Aptos Library!
Five books (curious? click herewere initial candidates for this program designed to bring members of the Santa Cruz County community together around one book.
On October 11, 2019
we announced the winning book:
Patriot Number One
by Lauren Hilgers
We encourage all readers to get involved!
Follow this link that has a list of events currently planned for
January thru March 2020

"Books by the Beach!"

La Selva Beach Library is closed for Renovation

The work planned for the 2,200 Square foot library includes a new entry on the north side of the building, bathroom upgrades, a new service desk, upgraded data and electrical, new furniture, new finishes, new windows and doors, and an outdoor patio area. The remodel will reorganize the existing space to better accommodate library programs, new technology and branch collections.

Library services are accessible from any branch library during open hours, by phone at 831-427-7713, or by emailing Many of our entertainment and research collections are available online via our website at

Many Library programs continue!



A panel discussion with three distinguished professors:  Dr. Nick Rowell (Political Science), Dr. Cheryl Barkey (Chinese History of Barillo College, and retired professor Dr. Robert Strayer, author of The Communist Experiment (2007)

Rio Sands Community Room 116 Aptos Beach Drive 7:00 (doors open at 6:30PM)


SCPL Bookmobile will stop in La Selva Beach every other Wednesday 1:30-2:30 PM

November 27th  and December 11th 

at Playa Blvd. & Florido Ave. (former bus stop)

You can request books through the SCPL web site for books to be delivered to you by the Bookmobile.

   The Friends of the La Selva Beach Library have made the Library a central part of the community.  Activities, such as the Sand Castle Building Classes, Book Clubs, e-reader workshop and the Summer Programs, have brought patrons back to our Library.
    The LSB chapter was formed in the fall of 2009 after our branch received drastic cuts in hours. The chapter has been raising funds with local book sales and donations from our community.
    The chapter organized a browsing collection of bestsellers for library patrons and underwritten successful workshops.  They purchased a bar code duplicating machine to add the additional bar codes  required for the self check machines, installed at all branches.  Chapter member volunteers utilized the machine to add the bar code to our collection and then the machine was given to the library system for use at other branches. 
    In 2010 the Friends of LSB Library celebrated the 60th birthday of the branch with readings by children's authors, a reptile show, an exhibit of e-readers and of course, birthday cake.
    The Friends continue to find ways of serving the community.  They are underwriting the after school program which includes Homework Help, Lego Machines, Wii, Minecraft and other activities.  We are supporting a "Homework Helper" program for all students. We are also researching possibilities for additional workshops and activities for adults.  We now have a Movie discussion group, Movie Club, two book groups, and an arm chair travel.
The chapter is also pro-active in updating and refurbishing the LSB Library interior.  We have replaced the chairs and table and installed shades for the windows.
    If you have ideas that would enrich our Library please contact us. 

Recent Announcements

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  • Indie/Documentary Movie Lovers Club No program in January
    Posted Dec 30, 2019, 11:40 AM by Margie Bowles
  • One-on-One Tech Tutoring Will continue when the library reopens!Check with other libraries to see if they can offer help. Trying to play with technology and getting frustrated? A tech savvy librarian will ...
    Posted Sep 17, 2019, 4:18 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Genealogy Group Will continue when the library reopens! Join us for hands-on research using the library's databases and internet resources. We will have laptops available for your use. 
    Posted Sep 17, 2019, 4:10 PM by Margie Bowles
  • MINECRAFT.EDU Will continue when the library reopens!Directed Minecraft play. Space limited.First-come, first-served. (Ages 8-18yrs.)   Minecraft.Edu Questions?  Call 831-427-7710
    Posted Sep 17, 2019, 4:15 PM by Margie Bowles
  • R.E.A.D. : Reach Every Amazing Detail Meets at Aptos LibraryOne-on-one reading comprehension instruction for readers 2nd through 12th grade.  Instructor is a California credentialed teacher. Sessions are by appointment only.    Contact Programs (831 ...
    Posted Sep 17, 2019, 3:16 PM by Margie Bowles
  • 4th Friday Movie Matinee @ the Library Meets at the LSB Community Church Meets on the 4th Friday of the Month at 10:00Bring  your lunch and enjoy the movie. Special Event! Thursday, January 30th ...
    Posted Dec 30, 2019, 11:38 AM by Margie Bowles
  • Armchair Travel Adventure Special Event! Thursday, January 23 7:00PM (doors open at 6:30PM) at the La Selva Beach Community ChurchJoin travel photographer Mary Altier and her husband John Walker for ...
    Posted Dec 30, 2019, 11:36 AM by Margie Bowles
  • Lego: Not-So-Simple Machines Will continue when the library reopens!Create simple machines using gears, levers and pulleys; then motorize them. Ages 7 to 18.For information call 831-427-7710
    Posted Sep 17, 2019, 4:14 PM by Margie Bowles
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